Celebrate the arts and cultures of China, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines at Aquarium festival

Photo credit: Aquarium of the Pacific

 The Autumn Festival highlights the traditions and cultures of China, Japan, Korea, and the Philippines through a weekend of learning         

opportunities and family entertainment celebrating the diversity of Asian and Asian American cultures. The festival will feature traditional craft demonstrations, music, dance, cultural arts exhibits, and storytelling.

A group known as the Terminal Islanders will be honored as the recipient of the Aquarium’s Heritage Award during the festival this year on Saturday, November 11 in the Honda Pacific Visions Theater. The Terminal Islanders are being recognized for their important legacy and commitment to sharing their history with others throughout generations.

The Terminal Islanders formed the fishing village community of Japanese Americans in the mid-1890s on Terminal Island, which is located in the Los Angeles Harbor. In the aftermath of Pearl Harbor, the Terminal Islanders stuck with each other by voluntarily going to the Manzanar internment camp near Lone Pine, California. After the war, they maintained a commitment to keep their history and connections alive. A memorial was built in 2002. The next generation of Terminal Islanders continue to educate others on their history and legacy.

WHEN:           Saturday and Sunday, November 11 and 12, 2023, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

WHERE:         Aquarium of the Pacific, 100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802

COST:            Included with general admission: $44.95 per adult (ages 12+), $29.95 per child (ages 3-11), $41.95 per senior (ages 62+), and free for         

                       Aquarium members and children under age three / Advance reservations required.

INFO:              aquariumofpacific.org/events/info/autumn_festival/ or (562) 590-3100

Credit: The Aquarium of the Pacific.

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